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    Mid-Coast CUES- Lyric Opera's Krainik to Retire

    Ardis Krainik, the brilliant general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago for 15 years, will retire next April 30 at the conclusion of Lyric Opera's 1997 fiscal year. Krainik, who underwent surgery last summer, cited reasons of health for her voluntary

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    BISTRO BITS

    'Da Noise, 'da Talent, 'da

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    Artists Eye Stage Smoke

    Actors' Equity Association and the musicians of Local 802 are both currently working to assure members' safety when they're exposed to Broadway stages' smoke and fog. Each union is combining its efforts with the League of American Theatres and

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    SAG/NY's Prez, Chair Discuss Nominees

    Last week, Back Stage published an article about seven actors running as an independent slate for the New York and national boards of Screen Actors Guild. We received several phone calls and letters from candidates responding to the article. To assure a balance, this week we'll discuss SAG/NY ...

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    DANCE DIARY - All-Balanchine, All-NYC Ballet

    During the first week of its winter season, New York City Ballet featured an all-Balanchine program consisting of "Ballo della Regina," "Kammermusik No. 2," "Sonatine," and "Brahms-Schoenberg

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    Liza Minnelli To Pinch-Hit On Broadway Again

    For the second time in her career, Liza Minnelli will pinch-hit for a major Broadway star when she takes over the title role of "Victor/Victoria" for four weeks, Jan. 7-Feb.

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Ladies' Nights - Off-Broadway is currently host to a number of strong performances by members of the fairer sex.

    Several larger-than-life ladies are currently holding forth Off-Broadway-Marian Seldes as the English stage star Mrs. Patrick Campbell in Dear Liar at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Twiggy as musical comedy legend Gertrude Lawrence in If Love Were All at the Lucille Lortel, Priscilla Lopez as the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Emotional Makeup"In the 1950s, especially in Britian, people did not talk about their feelings," said English actress Julie Walters during a recent discussion of her darkly comic work in the film Intimate

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    Downtown Arts Festival Flies

    You want theatre? Dance? Music? You want poetry and fiction? Film and video? Digital media? Then hop to downtown N.Y.C. from Sept. 11 through 21 where you can catch more than 350 performances, exhibitions, and special presentations at the Downtown Arts Festival